Archive for August 2015

August Meeting - 21st Century Girl

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Suffolk puffs and Sunshine at our 100th Birthday Bash

Well my lovely Roses and Brilliant Bunnies, this month’s meeting was another jam-packed evening of craft, cake and conversation with our awesome members and friends coming together in ever growing numbers to celebrate 100 years of the WI and rise to the 100 Suffolk Puff Challenge.

After our regular branch update from the ladies of the committee and our president the table to table effort was high as we worked away over party food and new friends with old together, to making dainty little puffs of pastel joy to adorn our WI branch banner in commemoration of this momentous occasion with pink and green being the colors of the day.

Never to be phased by a challenge, and perhaps in the ever continuing nature of the WI movement we actually came out with 101 of our little puff-puppys and you can see them all here! Well done Ladies!

Our next meeting will be September 17th with a talk on Food Waste from Leeds Real Junk Food Project.

August Blog - You're Sew Vain

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For August’s workshop the Roses were joined by Sue and Kielly from O.W.L Industries to help tackle their fear of zips.  Zips can often scare a new sewer as they seem so complicated but thanks to Sue and Kielly’s fabulous tuition everyone got to try their hand at this new technique.

The group were not only given a lesson in sewing machine 101, teaching them how to thread up and use a sewing machine, they also got to make zipped pouches, in some truly amazing fabrics (we’re not jealous honest!). For some on the workshop it was the first time using a machine

Everyone went home with a fabulous purse/make up bag and hopefully feel confident enough to sew their own zips in future. So it’s only a small step to seeing their handmade clothing creations (maybe we should have a catwalk) or maybe even appear on the sewing bee – say hi to May for us.